Monday, February 27, 2017

Giving back

I love giving back to the community and help families that are less fortunate than me. Today i read a really great article about a truck driver that collects all his tips and buys clothes and gives them to homeless people. One winter Daniel Sadler the temperature dropped below 10 degrees and immediately he took his 40 dollars in tips that he made that day and went out and bought scarfs and handed them out to the homeless that were freezing. This story of this man Daniel Sadler who doesn't even have a lot for himself still finds a way to Give back. You don't need a lot of money to give back No matter how much money it is it will make a difference you can give someone 50 cents and they are able to buy a soda and they will still be grateful. It's not the amount of money you give back it the fact that you're giving back any amount of money can help someone in need. This story remind me of the time me and my mom went to mcdonalds and bought 35 hamburgers from mcdonalds and we drove down the streets and handed out hamburgers to the homeless and every time we handed one out it makes these peoples day and they were so grateful for just one burger that some people take for granted. Some of these people were so humble that they would not even take it and we literally had to  toss it at them and drive away so that they would take the food. And the day in my life really changed  my whole life it made me realize to take nothing for granted and always be grateful for what you have and always try and give back to the less fortunate people in this world.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Helping the community

I am very involved in the community I volunteer at a lot of nonprofit organizations. I also send food at money to Africa to help kids and adults have safe drinking water and good safe food to eat. But most importantly every year I do a harvest drive at my old middle school It is when everyone that goes to that school brings in cans of food and they give it to their teachers and they put them all in the gym. Once we have all the food in the gym we organize them into categories. Organizing takes a very long time. Kids also bring in cloths and toys so that the kids and adults can have cloths and so that the kids have toys to play with. This is all for thanksgiving so on thanksgiving less fortunate families than us come and get food and clothes and toys but we also order a lot of turkeys so that they can have a turkey to eat for thanksgiving. The morning of thanksgiving a giant Publix freezer truck comes and we all help get the turkeys of the truck. Then families  start showing up to get food clothes and toys. It is really heartwarming watching these people come in and get really happy because they now have food clothes and toys and they can have a good thanksgiving meal with their family. But some people try cheating it and they try and take a lot of cloths and that is not right because other families also need cloths to provide for their children and themselves. But in the end it's heartwarming to help these people. Everyone should try and give back to your community. You don't need to have a lot of money to donate to charities any amount of money can help.